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Micro-Phonies (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 November 1945 (USA)
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »

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Alice Andrews (Van Doren)
Symona Boniface ...
Mrs. Bixby
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Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)
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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The song Alice sings is "Voices of Spring" by Johann Strauss Jr., often performed as part of his opera Die Fledermaus. See more »

Goofs

When the "Señores" pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before Signor Spumoni exposes them; Señor Gusto stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Señorita Cucaracha is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »

Quotes

Italian singer: Oh, cherries, huh?
[while smashing a handful of cherries in the party guest's face]
Italian singer: See how you like them, wise guy! See how you like them!
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

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Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Christine McIntyre
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Probably the best Stooges ever
7 January 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Most Stoogephiles consider this to be the best Stooges short bar none, and they're right. Curly is a scream dressed up in drag as "Senorita Cucaracha", and Moe and Larry are in top form as "Senor Mucho" and "Senor Gusto", respectively. Christine McIntyre's beautiful operatic voice is given full rein--she actually was a trained opera singer--and it's wonderful. The great Gino Corrado is hilarious as a pompous Italian singer terrorized by the Stooges at a society party. Some truly funny gags, good direction and very tight editing make this rise to the very top of the Stooges' prolific output. What's even more amazing is that Curly was having severe health problems at the time, and in several of the shorts he made during this period, you can see that he is obviously ill; his timing is way off, he speaks very slowly and haltingly, and has trouble getting around. Fortunately, his health was in an upswing when he made this film, and it shows. Classic Stooge comedy, and enjoyed by even non-Stooge fans (I had a girlfriend who couldn't stand the Stooges, but even she laughed at this one). A must-see.


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